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North Yorkshire Police to review security for MPs after Amess killing

North Yorkshire Police is set to review security for MPs, following Sir David Amess' killing, which has formally been declared as terrorism.

Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West, was stabbed during a constituency meeting in Leigh-on-Sea on Friday, October 15.

The force will contact MPs under Operation Bridger. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Members of Parliament from North Yorkshire and the City of York have been contacted as part of Operation Bridger which provides tactical options for protective physical security in their constituencies.

"This is managed by the Parliamentary Liaison and Investigation Team that was formed in 2016 following the murder of Jo Cox, the MP for Batley and Spen.

“In order to help protect themselves, their family and staff members, and their constituents while attending surgeries, we are advising our MPs to report any security concerns without delay.

"North Yorkshire Police will continue to review the security advice on a regular basis, based on an assessment of changing threats and risk.”

Police data has shown 678 reports of crimes against MPs between 2016 and 2020.

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